TUESDAY 10 BALL – 26th DECEMBER : MIKE WINS.
This week’s 10 Ball Champion is Mike Berezovsky from The USA.
After finishing as Runner-Up in Sunday’s 9 Ball Competition, he went one better on Tuesday to lift the trophy and collect the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
From a fantastic entry of 33 players from 15 different countries, he defeated Stefán Vinson from Iceland in the deciding rack of the final (race 10-4), and his handicap finally moves up to A+7 as a result.
He had to work hard to win though, as after 8 racks of the final Stefan was on the hill with the score at 5-3.
Mike dug deep though, and somehow managed to win the last 5 racks to seal victory by the narrowest of margins.
Stefan showed great improvement in only his second tournament here to reach the final, and took home 3500 baht as Runner-Up.
His handicap is also increased to A+1.
Andy Hall from England and Tukta Kulsuttichai from Thailand both played well to reach the semi-finals, receiving 1500 baht each.
Champion : Mike (A+6) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Stefan (A+) – 3500 baht.
Semi-finals : Andy (A+4) and Tukta (A+2) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Gary Vinson (A+9), Kenny Wong (A+7), Bjørn Bratteberg (A+6), and Miikka Karila (A+1) – 500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totaled 33000 baht and was won by Olly Downey.
He paid 1300 to get Mike, and pocketed the 1st Payout of 10000.
1st (30%) : Olly (Mike) – 10000 baht.
2nd (22%) : Gary Vinson (Stefan) – 7200 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Russell Masciotti (Andy) and Miikka (Tukta) – 3900 baht each.
Equal 5th (6%) : Denis Husson (Gary and Bjorn), Andy Hall (Kenny) and Jarmo Smedroos (Miikka) – 2000 baht each.